Thad Herron grew up in a geodesic dome house in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his parents (both of whom were teachers) and two brothers. He graduated from Radford University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies, concentrating in Public Relations. Following graduation, Thad worked as a Leadership Consultant for the Delta Chi Fraternity in Iowa City, Iowa. After working in 35 different states with more than 80 different Delta Chi chapters, Thad decided to return to Radford to obtain his master’s degree. In 2004, Thad received a Master of Sciences in Corporate and Professional Communication.
Thad Herron began teaching at Radford University from 2002 to 2004, where he taught Public Speaking. After receiving his master’s, Thad taught courses in argumentation at Lynchburg College, in Lynchburg, Virginia, from 2004 to 2005. Thad joined the School of Communication Studies at James Madison University in 2005 and has taught classes including GCOM Fundamental Human Communication, SCOM 320 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, and SCOM 261 Public Relations Techniques I: Written.
Thad is still involved with the Greek Life community serving as the Chair of the Fraternity Life Advisory Board and winning an Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for his work with a fraternity on campus. He ties his best to influence students of the School of Communication Studies as well as the rest of the James Madison community.
Favorite aspects of the JMU culture include personal development of students, the Quad, the Forbes Center, runs through campus, and the growth and development of JMU as a whole.